Aline X

January 2016

Aline X was born in 1984 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.


Biography

Aline X Holds a degree in Social Communication. She is a founding partner of 88 Filmes, a production company focusing on experimental videos, documentaries and electronic art performances.


Recent Activities

2016
Water and bread – Ab va naan, solo exhibition at Mohsen Gallery, Tehran, IR
2015
SESC Pompéia – 19th Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil, São Paulo, BR
Palácio das Artes – Mostra Cineastas Mineiras, Belo Horizonte, BR
Inhotim Contemporary Art Center – Juliana Perdigão e os Kurva, Belo Horizonte, BR
Fundação de Educação Artística – Wiara, Belo Horizonte, BR
Centro Cultural do Banco do Brasil – Noturno, Belo Horizonte, BR
2014
Mostra de Cinema de Tiradentes, Main Competition, Tiradentes, BR
Teatro Bradesco – Noturno e Deriva, Belo Horizonte
Sala Crisantempo – Noturno, Sao Paulo
Centro Cultural UFMG – Deriva, Belo Horizonte
SESC Vila Mariana – Deriva, Sao Paulo
2012
Museum da Imagem e do Som – MIS, LABMIS, Sao Paulo, BR
Teatro Oi Futuro Ipanema, Álbum Desconhecido, Rio de Janeiro, BR
Teatro Oficina, Álbum Desconhecido, São Paulo BR
2011
Marginalia+Lab, Otherwhere, Belo Horizonte, BR
Centro Cultural 104 – Arte.mov, Belo Horizonte, BR
2009
SESI, FILE – International Electronic Art Festival, Sao Paulo, BR

 

Statement

Ab va Naan- Water and Bread

Water and bread – a solo exhibition by Aline X, artist-in-residence at Kooshk Residency, awarded by the 19th Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil. The multi-diciplinary exhibition consists of photographic, video, and installation artworks centring around cultural activism as a reflection of the times. The show re-signifies cultural, social and political aspects of life in Tehran as experienced by the artist while living in the city.

The title of the exhibition, Water and bread- is a call to action exemplified by two interactive artworks. Bread presents a stack of lavash bread, embossed with the front page of a newspaper. The breads piled, as newspapers are displayed in the city’s streets, rocks holding them down. Visitors are invited to eat the artworks and its vanishing news. AB is a site-specific installation of a water fountain, modified with two taps reinstalled, closer to one another.  Recently in the artist’s native Brazil, a water crisis led to the cutting of public water fountains. Exhibition visitors are invited to drink water side by side. Contemplating the communal basic element and human right, water becomes a way to gather people. Bread and water are universal and elementary, a metaphor of what bonds us together.

Why? A series of photographs of erased graffiti forbidden by the state, their statements unreadable, a curtain that should never be opened except one, which reads in Farsi: “Why?”

While in Tehran the artist visited Yazd, Conciliation Alley pays a tribute to a local phenomenon – alleys that are too narrow for two people to pass each other, it is said to have conciliated many enemies – as they were obliged to face each other before moving on. Presented as a 2-channel film with two facing screens, the artwork presents a meeting of a woman and a representation of her shadow.

A series of three video artworks displayed as projections, The Shadow a video-poem, of handwriting and an LED Sign. The poem, published in the book “Stories for nighttime and some for the day”, by Ben Loory translated to Farsi by Asadollah Amrae.

The protestor, shot on location during the parade in 36th commemoration of the Iranian Revolution anniversary, a woman walks alone holding a blank sign. Her statement simultaneously implied yet invisible.

Chafiyeh celebrates the everyday, common practice and the universality of the fruits of labor presenting a worker wrapping his head in a Chafiyeh. Its black and white pattern is recreated with squared shapes made out of fresh asphalt.